Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 10th Oct 2001 16:20 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we have a special guest in the series of interviews we conducting here at OSNews. Linus Torvalds, the well known Linux founder, is with us to discuss everything about the kernel, Microsoft, the naming of GNU/Linux and the future. Read on!
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labour of love
by Obsidious on Wed 10th Oct 2001 19:03 UTC

Linus doesn't care about the future of Linux or what the competition is doing because he doesn't view it as a commercial machine. He doesn't care if it becomes mainstream, or if billions of people use it. It is simply a labour of love to him. And as such, he feels as though he has nothing to prove to anyone and has no expectations to live up to. I know, everyone would love to see Linux become mainstream and bring the mighty Microsoft to a grinding halt, but let's face it: Linus has more practical things on his mind. And it really is that simple. It's just a fun hobby to him.